Board Meeting Review of Nov. 16, 2015

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Hanover-Horton School District
Board of Education Meeting in Review
November 16, 2015

The Board and Superintendent Denney recognized three of our students for placing in the Jackson Area Career Center’s Raider Championship. Also being recognized were the eight Jr. Medal of Honor recipients for the month of October.

Mike Connor, transportation supervisor, was presented with a certificate from the Michigan State Police for his once again 100% for the bus inspections. Congratulations on helping to keep our students safe.

Joey Tripp, the World Language Club advisor, decided to postpone the discussion of a trip overseas for the spring break of 2018 until a later date due to the current events overseas.

Our current bus lease will expire at the end of this school year. Mr. Connor presented the Board with three quotes for leasing busses starting in the 2016-17 school year for two years. The Board awarded the bid to the lowest bidder, Midwest Transit.

The second reading of the Proposed NEOLA Policy changes were approved.

Our district received a Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) from the state last year in an effort to help schools prepare for online testing. The Board has approved the purchase of 32 new computers to replace those in the drop-in lab that is shared by both the middle and high school students.

Superintendent Denney updated the Board on the status of our school calendar. The county superintendents have been waiting for the state to make a determination as whether school may start prior to Labor Day. In the meantime, the county superintendents will be requesting a waiver allowing us to start school two weeks prior to Labor Day. The waiver would not mean that we would have to start two weeks prior, it only allows us if we should choose to do so.

Superintendent Denney reported on a few areas of interest in his superintendent’s report:
• The playground equipment has been ordered, should be coming in under budget
• Fall sports have wrapped up and winter sports will be starting
• Our student count is holding

The Board of Education went into closed session for the discussion of the superintendent’s evaluation. After the Board came out of closed session, the superintendent’s evaluation was approved.

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